The Weekend Dish: 4/7/2012

Happy holiday weekend to all of you celebrating Easter and Passover! Do you have any special plans for the weekend? I will be taking in the Penguins game this afternoon, and then enjoying a great Easter dinner tomorrow. We do the traditional ham, lamb, potatoes, broccoli salad, and some other assorted sides. When we were kids my dad and uncles would hide Easter eggs around the yard for us. Most of them had quarters or candy inside, but one contained a $20 bill! We were definitely kids on a mission! Do you do any Easter egg hunts for little ones? Whatever your plans for the weekend, I hope that you enjoy it and get to enjoy some nice weather and even better company!

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

85 Favorite Easter Recipes – A roundup of my favorite recipes for the Easter holiday – everything from breakfast/brunch to side dishes and dessert.

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs – A homemade version of Reese’s peanut butter eggs – my favorite Easter candy!

Italian Easter Bread – A very old recipe for a very traditional bread, flavored with orange and anise, and topped with a pretty glaze.

Grandma’s Bacon and Cheese Easter Bread – The Easter bread that my grandma made every year – packed full of Romano cheese and bacon.

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll – A wonderfully light and refreshing dessert, perfect for Easter or anytime during the spring and summer.

Most Viewed Post This Week: Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes (My Baking Addiction)
I began to have a love affair with malt last year around this time, and have to believe that these cupcakes are nothing short of amazing.

Coconut Crusted French Toast (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I don’t make French toast nearly enough as I should, and I don’t use coconut enough, either. This recipe is a must for me!

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies (Burgh Baby)
While I have my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookies, these are so loaded with goodness that I have to give them a try. They look awesome!

Over-the-Top Mushroom Quiche (Smitten Kitchen)
I adore quiche. It’s basically savory pie for breakfast. I love mushrooms and have to believe this is one amazing dish.

Samoas Scones (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures)
Samoas have always been my favorite Girl Scout cookie, and these scones look like the perfect rendition of them.

Have a delicious weekend and a wonderful holiday!